After the recent performance of the Kasach player in the recently passed PGL Major Krakow, the main Counter-Strike:Global Offensive team of Gambit Gaming have announced the acquisition of Abay 'HObbit' Khassenov.
Remind you that the player all this time was on loan from the Kasach team of TENGRi.
The announcement came on the official website of the team where the managers behind Gambit Gaming revealed the money they spent in order to buy the player, the sum being rather significant and exactly $100000.
The official statement is:
" Gambit Esports is glad to announce that Abay "HObbit" Khassenov is joining Gambit CS:GO on a permanent basis. In June 2017 Gambit and TENGRi reached a buyout agreement of Abay Khassenov's contract. The record high transfer fee for CIS region amounts to $100,000.
On behalf of Gambit Esports we would like to thank TENGRi for a prompt resolution of this process. Abay Khassenov began competing for Gambit CS:GO on a loan basis in October 2016. During this time period our CS:GO division won two DreamHack tournaments, as well as became the champion of PGL Major Krakow."
With this in mind, the official CS:GO teams for Gambit Gaming now are:
- Mihail 'Dosia' Stolyarov
- Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
- Rustem 'mou' Telepov
- Abay 'HObbit' Khassenov
- Daniil 'Zeus' Teslenko
- Rustam 'TsaGa' Tsagolov (analyst/coach)
- Egor 'fuRy^' Morin (manager)
The Academy team of Gambit Gaming:
- Oleg 'neathz' Kornev
- Aleksey 'Elian' Gusev
- Artem 'malik666' Arkhipov
- Nikolai 'kkt' Danilenko
- Ruslan 'spyn' Kalakov (coach)
While TENGRi is left with:
- Bektiyar 'fitch' Bahytov
- Ramazan 'Ramz1k' Bashizov
- Anuar 'sonic' Abu
- Aleksandr 'SNk' Semkin
- Bakir 'pachanga' Kurbanaliev